It’s Time to be Rational about COVID-19 in Wisconsin

Across the nation, there is growing momentum behind bringing back COVID-19 restrictions.  Recently, the CDC updated it’s guidance to say that even those who have been vaccinated should wear masks in areas where transmission is high.  In Milwaukee, the school...
Decade of Tax Cuts Lowers Burden by 30% for Median Household

Decade of Tax Cuts Lowers Burden by 30% for Median Household

By Kyle Koenen The legislature is set to vote on the 2021-23 biennial budget this week.  Included in the overall package is a historic set of tax reforms totaling $3.4 billion that will continue to improve the tax climate for Wisconsin families and businesses alike....
WILL Submits Testimony on Three Bills This Week

WILL Submits Testimony on Three Bills This Week

On Tuesday, WILL Policy Director Kyle Koenen submitted testimony to the Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform in-favor of Senate Bill 354, and on Wednesday submitted testimony to the Assembly Committee on Workforce Development on Assembly Bill 336, the...
School Funding and the Pandemic: How Much Money Is Enough?

School Funding and the Pandemic: How Much Money Is Enough?

By: Libby Sobic and Will Flanders, Ph.D. Without fail, each state budget cycle always results in cries from the public school establishment that “we need more money in public schools!” Governor Evers continues this status quo assertion with his 2021-23 budget proposal...
Limit UI Benefits to Get Wisconsin Back to Work

Limit UI Benefits to Get Wisconsin Back to Work

Will Flanders, Research Director As the United States comes out of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the policies put in place at its height are no longer useful for economic recovery.  Among these policies is the additional $300 being paid to unemployed workers that...
How Milwaukee College Prep Helps Students Succeed

How Milwaukee College Prep Helps Students Succeed

By: Libby Sobic For the last twenty-four years, four public schools have been educating every K4-8th grade student who has walked through their doors, serving a total of nearly 2,000 students a year. These schools have been ranked as some of the highest-performing...